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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
Nov 01, 2011 (9:01 pm)
Just got a 2011 C70. We were looking for a sedan, but they showed us the C70 and it reminded us how much we missed our convertibles (a '99 Mustang and a '02 Miata). The hard top made all the difference thanks to the quiet ride and many other benefits. Aside from learning that Volvo is closing the C70 factory, we're totally happy with the purchase.
#325 of 337 Re: 2011 C70 [tomslyck]
Nov 03, 2011 (10:57 am)
I hadn't heard..
Where can we get more info..? What is the source for "Volco closing C70 factory"? Thank you!
#327 of 337 Re: Volvo C70 Factory Closing [volvo_driver]
Nov 03, 2011 (12:59 pm)
From what I read, it doesn't necessarily mean that they won't make them somewhere else, but it can't be great news.
I would have liked to see smarter advertising from Volvo about the car. The one commercial I remember (after Googling the C70) was more about the women in the cars vs. the cars themselves. The commercial's story could have been done with any car. It has some really nice benefits that would have helped sales.
#328 of 337 Re: Volvo C70 Factory Closing [tomslyck]
Nov 17, 2011 (2:20 pm)
So it seems part of the reason is that Volvo could not support the costs of a limited (relative) production "niche" model. So be it, it does not change the car itself, if it was a great car before the announcement, it is still a great car.
I wonder what this does to the value of the car? Does this information impact the purchase price or negotiability thereof? Does the fact that the model is no longer made change the resale value down the line, say, three years from now?
I ask as I am interested in purchasing a 2012 model, thanks.
#329 of 337 Re: Volvo C70 Factory Closing [renault4]
Nov 17, 2011 (2:38 pm)
Probably not. Most people won't even know this happened. It is not like Volvo went out of business.
#330 of 337 Re: Volvo C70 Factory Closing [qbrozen]
Nov 17, 2011 (4:12 pm)
But let's hope they decide to make this model somewhere else and not just drop it altogether.
#331 of 337 Re: Volvo C70 Factory Closing [tomslyck]
by claires HOST
Dec 12, 2011 (10:50 pm)
Looks pretty grim. "With Volvo canceling less-profitable models left and right, it seems unlikely to devote resources to a low-volume sports car. Then again, CEO Stefan Jacoby has made it clear that the company is thinking about a replacement for the C70; maybe these sketches will influence that carís shape."
Volvo Designer Re-Imagines the 1960s-Era P1800 Sports Car for Its 50th Anniversary
Automotive News & Views | Coupes & Convertibles
#332 of 337 Re: Volvo C70 Factory Closing [claires]
Dec 16, 2011 (8:53 am)
That looks great. But will they do it in a hard top convertible?
#333 of 337 Isolated Volvo Lemon? Or Just The Way They Are?
Apr 26, 2013 (12:28 pm)
Our 2011 Volvo C70 with 15,000 miles has an intermittent problem with the gas cap. The other day, we were half way through a full tank of gas and the Check Engine light came on. When we took it to the dealer, we were told that it was a gas cap problem and they should charge us to reset the Check Engine light even though we hadn't touched the gas cap for 5 days.
It had the identical problem at around 6,000 miles so we knew enough to unscrew the cap and put it back on to see if that solved the problem (as our dealer told us it would). But it didn't solve it.
Obviously, there's a significant risk to driving around with a Check Engine light on so we have to take it in. Except for this problem, we love the car but this sucks. We're planning a long trip this summer and no longer trust it to get us there and back without this happening again.
The dealer tells us there's nothing they can do.